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VCA Cottage Animal Hospital

VCA Cottage Animal Hospital

1590 Boulevard Way | Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Call 925-289-7127
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

VCA Cottage Animal Hospital, we're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to our clinic is an opportunity to see how our neighborly, welcoming staff cares for your pet as if it were their own, and treats you with the friendliness and respect you'd expect from an industry leader.

Additional Services/Information:
- Cats, Dogs, Exotics, Pocket Pets, and Rabbits seen
-AAHA accredited -Insurance
-New clients always welcome -Prescription/premium diet pet foods
- Preventive medicine
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

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Dr. Paul Bettelheim

Medical Director
DVM, University of California, Davis

Dr. Paul Bettelheim was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and he graduated from UC Davis in 1972.
He served two years active duty in the US Army as a Captain of the Veterinary Corp. trained in Laboratory Medicine and Public Health.
Paul consulted at University of California San Francisco Medical Center from 1986 to 1987 in Labratory Medicine.
Before coming to VCA Cottage in 2000, he co-owned Antioch Veterinary Hospital from 1980 to 1985 and owned Lamorinda Veterinary Hospital from 1987 to 2000.
Paul Lives with his wife, an elderly cat, and 5 obnoxious chickens... and loves them all!

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Dr. Karen Kaplan

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, University of California, Davis

Dr. Kaplan joined the VCA Cottage team in October 2010. She grew up in the Los Angeles area, and she moved to Northern California to attend the University of California, Davis for her undergraduate degree (Animal Biology, BS) and her degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

Dr. Kaplan recently completed an intense internship training in small animal medicine and surgery at Encina Veterinary Hospital in Walnut Creek.

She has her own small zoo at home, including snakes, frogs, geckos, and of course, cats.

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Dr. Leslie Garrow

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, University of California, Davis

Dr. Garrow earned her BA at the University of California, Berkeley and her DVM at the University of California, Davis. She completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group. She is a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society), and is certified in Veterinary Musculoskeletal Manipulation (through Options for Animals Chiropractic School) and TuiNa, a form of massage and musculoskeletal manipulation for medical conditions (trained through the Chi Institute). She is also certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine (through the Chi Institute).

Dr. Garrow has two Australian Shepherds, a middle-aged male that is an enthusiastic, if not precise, agility competitor and a female puppy who will hopefully enjoy agility and possibly herding as she matures. Additionally she has three senior, ill-mannered cats who share the house with her and her husband.

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